Alves wants to leave, Barca confirm

Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez confirms Dani Alves wants to leave the club. ‘It’s a personal decision which we respect.’

Alves has been strongly linked with a move to Juventus, with Paris Saint-Germain also mentioned, and he can quit Camp Nou for free before June 5 due to a clause in his contract.

“Dani has decided to leave. It’s a personal decision which we respect. There’s no more to say. He’s already told us of his intention,” Robert said at a Press conference, Mundo Deportivo reports.

“He’s been an extraordinary player. The issue of his renewal [last year] must be analysed by how calmly it was done. We were in a FIFA sanction and couldn’t sign players. We signed Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan but they couldn’t play until January. At the time Dani’s renewal was logical and normal, because he was a player who had a very good season and every season he’s been exquisite, fantastic behaviour.

“Dani’s contract ended last season. The club was in a difficult situation. Dani was very important to the club and we decided to offer a renewal. Renewals aren’t only decided by the club but the player and his representative, seeking favourable situations, and in that negotiation Alves wanted a year and then to go free. The club doesn’t always win in negotiations.”

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